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What Is An Honors Student? A Noel-Levitz Survey, Donald Kaczvinsky Sep 2019

What Is An Honors Student? A Noel-Levitz Survey, Donald Kaczvinsky

Donald Kaczvinsky

In an impressive article published in the 2005 summer issue of JNCHC, Cheryl Achterberg laments the lack of empirical data available to provide a workable definition for honors students. While she duly notes that there is an “ideology” that honors students are “superior” to other students in an institution or of “high ability” or “the best and brightest,” she laments that “[t]here are few characteristics of honors students that can be standardized, measured, or uniformly compared across institutions” (Achterberg 75). She concludes her article with these considerations: honors students are “not a homogeneous group with a set of absolute ...


Moral Leadership And The Chairperson, David S. Owen Sep 2019

Moral Leadership And The Chairperson, David S. Owen

David Owen

What does it mean for chairpersons to exercise moral leadership? This discussion will focus on clarifying what moral leadership means to chairpersons, what sorts of moral challenges are faced, and how chairpersons can exercise moral leadership.


Transformation And Resilience At The University Of Redlands, James Spee Sep 2019

Transformation And Resilience At The University Of Redlands, James Spee

James Spee

Small, private, non-profit liberal arts universities with professional schools face threats that differ from those of large, public, and private institutions. These include threats such as low brand recognition outside a small geographic area, changes in the natural environment, and lower business school enrollments which reduce income from tuition. The University of Redlands responded to these threats by merging with a small institution in a different market and by adding a major in sustainable business and adding online delivery to its MBA program. These changes both built on the existing capacity for change and
added new sources of resilience. They ...


Assessment Of Teacher Dispositions With The Etq2: A Guided-Reflection And Rasch Model Analysis, W. Steve Lang, Lasonya L. Moore, Judy Wilkerson May 2019

Assessment Of Teacher Dispositions With The Etq2: A Guided-Reflection And Rasch Model Analysis, W. Steve Lang, Lasonya L. Moore, Judy Wilkerson

LaSonya Moore

Measuring teacher dispositions is an important aspect of teacher training and
accreditation. This paper presents the results of the calibration and validation of the
Experiential Teaching Questionnaire version 2 (ETQ2), part of a five-instrument battery
that is being revised for consistency with current InTASC teacher standards used in
teacher education accreditation. The results indicate that the instrument produces valid
and reliable results related to the critical dispositions related to teaching using the Rasch
model of item response theory. The instrument has the potential for use in teacher
training, program accreditation, and eventually teacher hiring.


Racial Indirection, Yuvraj Joshi Apr 2019

Racial Indirection, Yuvraj Joshi

Yuvraj Joshi

Racial indirection describes practices that produce racially disproportionate results without the overt use of race. This Article demonstrates how racial indirection has allowed — and may continue to allow — efforts to desegregate America’s universities. By analyzing the Supreme Court’s affirmative action cases, the Article shows how specific features of affirmative action doctrine have required and incentivized racial indirection, and how these same features have helped sustain the constitutionality of affirmative action to this point. There is a basic constitutional principle that emerges from these cases: so long as the end is constitutionally permissible, the less direct the reliance on ...


Strength In Supervision: A Professional Development Model For Student Affairs Graduate-Professionals, Stephen Babb Apr 2019

Strength In Supervision: A Professional Development Model For Student Affairs Graduate-Professionals, Stephen Babb

Stephen Babb

Student affairs practice is guided by the direction of its professional associations to establish standards for curriculum, strategies, and competencies. A graduate preparation program is an essential step in the educational and experiential journey of a student affairs professional and fulfilling a graduate-professional position during the program is a valuable paraprofessional experience. Published research on student affairs graduate-professionals observes a high attrition rate of new entry-level professionals in the field and identifies a series of consistent competencies and responsibilities expected of new entry-level student affairs professionals, but does not establish a professional development model to address those specific to new ...


A Learning Community For New Chairs, Lynn Stallings, Meghan Burke, Ruth A. Goldfine, Dawn L. Kirby, Monica Nandan, Sharon Pearcey, Kandice Porter, Amy Woszczynski Apr 2019

A Learning Community For New Chairs, Lynn Stallings, Meghan Burke, Ruth A. Goldfine, Dawn L. Kirby, Monica Nandan, Sharon Pearcey, Kandice Porter, Amy Woszczynski

Monica Nandan

Key elements of an effective professional learning community will be discussed, including readings, peer mentoring, meeting structure, composition, and timing of topics. Presenters will discuss the challenges of their first years as chairs, particularly finding their individual leadership styles and a balance between professional and personal lives.


Assessing The Readiness Of Higher Education To Instruct And Support Students With Asperger's Disorder, L. Marc Ellison Apr 2019

Assessing The Readiness Of Higher Education To Instruct And Support Students With Asperger's Disorder, L. Marc Ellison

Marc Ellison

This study explores the current ability of higher education to effectively educate and support college students diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder. As the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders increased dramatically during the past decade, it is estimated that tens of thousands of individuals diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder are preparing to enter colleges and universities in the United States. Emerging research details specific service systems and resources necessary to effectively educate and support college students with Asperger’s Disorder. Public, four-year institutions of higher education were surveyed (N=578) to assess their current readiness to use identified best-practice methods of ...


Assessing The Readiness Of Higher Education To Instruct And Support Students With Asperger's Disorder, L. Marc Ellison Apr 2019

Assessing The Readiness Of Higher Education To Instruct And Support Students With Asperger's Disorder, L. Marc Ellison

Marc Ellison

This study explores the current ability of higher education to effectively educate and support college students diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder. As the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders increased dramatically during the past decade, it is estimated that tens of thousands of individuals diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder are preparing to enter colleges and universities in the United States. Emerging research details specific service systems and resources necessary to effectively educate and support college students with Asperger’s Disorder. Public, four-year institutions of higher education were surveyed (N=578) to assess their current readiness to use identified best-practice methods of ...


Faculty Views Of “Nontraditional” Students: Aligning Perspectives For Student Success, Desiree D. Zerquera, Mary Ziskin, Vasti Torres Mar 2019

Faculty Views Of “Nontraditional” Students: Aligning Perspectives For Student Success, Desiree D. Zerquera, Mary Ziskin, Vasti Torres

Mary B. Ziskin

Faculty serve as a primary point of contact for students in college, playing vital roles in students’ retention and attainment. The perceptions and beliefs held by these institutional actors are important for understanding the context that shapes students’ experiences while they are in college and potentially, long after they leave. The purpose of this work is to examine faculty members’ perceptions of nontraditional student experiences. Findings highlight faculty members’ awareness of students’ multiple roles and obligations; perceptions of student academic success, including barriers to succeeding; and the ways faculty connect with students and the types of connections they forge. The ...


Performance-Based Funding Of Higher Education: Analyses Of Policy Discourse Across Four Case Studies, Mary Ziskin, Karyn E. Rabourn, Donald Hossler Mar 2019

Performance-Based Funding Of Higher Education: Analyses Of Policy Discourse Across Four Case Studies, Mary Ziskin, Karyn E. Rabourn, Donald Hossler

Mary B. Ziskin

Performance-based funding (PBF) for public colleges and universities is increasingly prevalent worldwide, as a part of a broader pattern of marketisation in public education. This study focused on developing an empirical view of how, and in what contexts, policy makers use the concepts of neoliberal economics to design and support PerformanceBased Funding (PBF) policies in higher education. We analysed 121 policy documents, white papers, evaluation reports, and news items related to PBF policies in four case jurisdictions: Tennessee, Washington, United Kingdom, and Italy. We employed critical discourse analysis methods as framed by Fairclough and colleagues and implemented this approach within ...


Concurrent Enrollment Benchmark Data And Self-Study Report 2014 .Pdf, Ron J. Hammond Mar 2019

Concurrent Enrollment Benchmark Data And Self-Study Report 2014 .Pdf, Ron J. Hammond

Ron J. Hammond


This study was based on data analysis of 82,119 UVU/UVSC student records.  An IRB application “Secondary Analysis of UVU’s Concurrent Enrollment Data” was submitted on 12 July 2013 and approved (approval #01096) on 18 July 2013.  The main purpose of the research was to provide benchmark data and a  self-study report thereby establishing informed strategies to improve UVU’s overall Concurrent Enrollment Department and student success.  The analyses presented below are post-hoc and descriptive utilizing a minimum threshold of .05 levels of statistical significance.  Outcomes were measured for the following four categories of students: Concurrent Enrollment (CE ...


Perspectives On Working With Nontraditional Students, Edward Trombley, Linda Dammer Jan 2019

Perspectives On Working With Nontraditional Students, Edward Trombley, Linda Dammer

Edward F. Trombley III

University Admissions and Registrar staff may believe that serving the non-traditional student would be an easier task than working with the traditional, millennial students. However, intuition is often proven wrong, as discussed “Perspectives on Working With Non-traditional Students,” a journal article based on a conference presentation that was given on Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (SACRAO) Regional Conference in Raleigh, NC.

Linda Dammer, Director of Student Affairs, formerly Director of Admissions at ERAU Worldwide, and Edward Trombley, Registrar at ERAU Worldwide, discuss these realities in “The Challenge of Supporting Adult Learners ...


Understanding The Admissions Experience Of Admitted Students Who Fail To Enroll: A Multiple Case Study, Richard Hudnett Sep 2018

Understanding The Admissions Experience Of Admitted Students Who Fail To Enroll: A Multiple Case Study, Richard Hudnett

Richard Hudnett

The main purpose of this applied dissertation was to explore why a new student who is fully admitted to an academic program never proceeds to registration during their first semester. A research study addressing these instances might help college administrators improve conversion rates of admitted students.

The fact that four of the six participants only applied to one university, the researcher believes, validates several prior research studies that directly linked a strong connection between a student’s positive perception of a college and the likelihood that they enroll in it. All of these participants in fact did perceive the university ...


5 Deans In 5 Years: Chairs Leading Through Change, Janna L. Scarborough Aug 2018

5 Deans In 5 Years: Chairs Leading Through Change, Janna L. Scarborough

Janna L. Scarborough

The chair/dean relationship often has a direct impact on departmental success. What happens when the there is a change in deanship? The presenters will share their experience of having five deans in five years. Through case studies and dialogue, strategies for navigating dean transitions will be shared and examined.


Dominican University Of California’S Honors Program And Its Relation To University Heritage And Mission, Jayati Ghosh, M. Patricia Dougherty, Kenneth Porada Aug 2018

Dominican University Of California’S Honors Program And Its Relation To University Heritage And Mission, Jayati Ghosh, M. Patricia Dougherty, Kenneth Porada

M. Patricia Dougherty

In this paper, we discuss how we came to restructure the honors program at Dominican University of California and fit it more closely to the institutional mission and Dominican values. The mission statement of Dominican University of California reads: “We are an independent, learner-centered, international university which interweaves Dominican values, the liberal arts and sciences and the skills and knowledge necessary to live and work in an independent world.” The four Dominican values are study, service, community, and reflection. Our primary interest is the way adaptation of an honors program to its unique campus mission and values can strengthen the ...


The Individual And Shared Meanings Students Make Of Their Diverse Interactions With African American Faculty: A Phenomenological Study, Kathleen Marie Neville Jul 2018

The Individual And Shared Meanings Students Make Of Their Diverse Interactions With African American Faculty: A Phenomenological Study, Kathleen Marie Neville

Kathleen Neville

Critics contend college graduates are not prepared to work in a global society. In response, higher education leaders identify the need to transform curriculum and teaching techniques (Bikson & Law, 1994). African American faculty are more likely than their White colleagues to employ teaching strategies that introduce students to diversity coursework and expose them to knowledge about race and ethnicity in the classroom, which positively affects students' openness to diversity (Pascarella, Edison, Nora, Hagedorn, & Terenzini, 1996) and prepares them to work in a global society. This qualitative study, grounded in phenomenological methodology, used ethnic (Phinney, 1996) and White (Helms, 1990) identity ...


North-South University Research Partnerships In Latin America And The Caribbean, Gus Gregorutti, Nanette Svenson Jun 2018

North-South University Research Partnerships In Latin America And The Caribbean, Gus Gregorutti, Nanette Svenson

Gus Gregorutti

Research productivity, alongside teaching and service, is a critical component of university output worldwide and a major determinant in global university rankings. Schools in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have a weak record in this regard, but certain research programs scattered throughout the region’s universities are producing notable results. A number of these involve North-South partnerships, with one or more institutions from industrialized countries and one or more partner institutions from the LAC region. These endeavorsand the research they conduct and disseminate are the focus of this book. Much of the scholarly work on North-South research to date ...


A Simple Low-Cost Institutional Learning-Outcomes Assessment Process, Andrea A. Curcio Jun 2018

A Simple Low-Cost Institutional Learning-Outcomes Assessment Process, Andrea A. Curcio

Andrea A. Curcio

Law school institutional learning outcomes require measuring nuanced skills that develop over time. Rather than look at achievement just in our own courses, institutional outcome-measures assessment requires collective faculty engagement and critical thinking about our students’ overall acquisition of the skills, knowledge, and qualities that ensure they graduate with the competencies necessary to begin life as professionals. Even for those who believe outcomes assessment is a positive move in legal education, in an era of limited budgets and already over-burdened faculty, the new mandated outcomes assessment process raises cost and workload concerns. This essay addresses those concerns. It describes a ...


Digitalcommons@Lesley Quarterly Report & Impact Infographic - December 2017, Philip M. Siblo-Landsman Mar 2018

Digitalcommons@Lesley Quarterly Report & Impact Infographic - December 2017, Philip M. Siblo-Landsman

Philip M. Siblo-Landsman

Lesley University's institutional repository (IR) continues to grow since it's launch in May 2017. This report discusses the addition of new collections including the migration of an academic journal, and the addition of two conferences. It also discusses the outreach efforts of the digital team and comments on the download metrics and how they indicate the demographics of users accessing Lesley scholarly and creative works. An infographic is included to provide a visual report of these metrics and to highlight the impact of Lesley scholarship.


Faculty Comments On Sri Results, Fred Smith Feb 2018

Faculty Comments On Sri Results, Fred Smith

Fred O. Smith Jr.

No abstract provided.


Motion To Remove The Wording "Adapted" To Various Learning Styles" From The Faculty Handbook., Fred Smith Feb 2018

Motion To Remove The Wording "Adapted" To Various Learning Styles" From The Faculty Handbook., Fred Smith

Fred O. Smith Jr.

No abstract provided.


Motion To Amend The Faculty Handbook To Better Describe The Evaluation Of Teaching, 205.01, Fred Smith Feb 2018

Motion To Amend The Faculty Handbook To Better Describe The Evaluation Of Teaching, 205.01, Fred Smith

Fred O. Smith Jr.

No abstract provided.


A Uniform Procedure For Administering Sris, Fred Smith Feb 2018

A Uniform Procedure For Administering Sris, Fred Smith

Fred O. Smith Jr.

No abstract provided.


Comprehensive Review Of Administrators, Fred Smith Feb 2018

Comprehensive Review Of Administrators, Fred Smith

Fred O. Smith Jr.

No abstract provided.


Appointment Of Ad Hoc Committee To Draft A New Student Rating Of Instruction, Fred Smith Feb 2018

Appointment Of Ad Hoc Committee To Draft A New Student Rating Of Instruction, Fred Smith

Fred O. Smith Jr.

No abstract provided.


Amendment To Section 205.07, Student Ratings Of Instruction, Fred Smith Feb 2018

Amendment To Section 205.07, Student Ratings Of Instruction, Fred Smith

Fred O. Smith Jr.

No abstract provided.


Classroom Climate, Academic Success, And Intent To Persist Among Non-Christian And Christian Undergraduate Students, Christy M. Craft, Yang Yang Dec 2017

Classroom Climate, Academic Success, And Intent To Persist Among Non-Christian And Christian Undergraduate Students, Christy M. Craft, Yang Yang

Christy Moran Craft

The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of classroom climate held by 3,900 undergraduate non-Christian and Christian students at 1 large Midwestern university and to determine whether those perceptions influenced their academic success and intent to persist. The results suggested that Christian students held more positive perceptions of classroom climate than non-Christian students. Moreover, regardless of their perceptions of classroom climate, Christian students were more academically successful and had higher intentions to persist than non-Christian students. For all of the students in the study, positive perceptions of classroom climate advantageously impacted academic success and intent to ...


E Pluribus Unum, David Silva Dec 2017

E Pluribus Unum, David Silva

David Silva

The meeting was tense. Student expectations were clear: They wanted new courses on environmental justice. The president and provost agreed, stating the university could implement these innovations in eighteen months, provided that the faculty would create new classes and move them through governance. The students’ disappointment was palpable. “Can’t you make that happen faster?”

“Who’s in charge?” It’s a question often asked of multilayered organizations. In higher education, institutional power dynamics are complicated by the oft under- understood cultural norm known as “shared governance.” In 1967, the American Association of University Professors endorsed a “Statement on Government ...


You Are Here, David Silva Dec 2017

You Are Here, David Silva

David Silva

We’re all acquainted with the question “Are we there yet?”

On a long drive. During that endless transoceanic flight. Sitting through that meeting that drags on. And on. And on. In these contexts, “Are we there yet?” rarely (if ever) proves fruitful. Even if you’re the driver, the pilot, or the committee chair, you may not have much control over the journey’s length. We arrive when we arrive.

There are, however, situations in which posing the question constitutes a meaningful exercise, including when gauging progress on issues of social justice. When it comes to combating society’s ...